A number of benefits are available from participating in addiction counseling and therapy. ProWellness Academy counselors work to provide a comprehensive treatment plan that includes support, problem-solving skills, and enhanced recognition coping strategies for underlying causes that may be present in addiction. Patients are able to pin point and work to resolve issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship troubles, unresolved childhood issues, grief, stress management, body image issues and creative blocks. Many people also find that our case managers and counselors can be a tremendous asset to managing personal growth, interpersonal relationships, family concerns, marriage issues, and the hassles of daily life. WE work to provide a fresh perspective on a difficult problems and help patient's to be in the direction of a solution.
Some of the benefits available from our addiction counselors include:
- Attaining a better understanding of yourself, your goals and values
- Developing skills for improving your life and your relationships
- Finding resolution to the issues of addiction or concerns that led you to seek addiction therapy
- Learning your addiction triggers, and new ways to cope with stress and anxiety
- Managing your anger, grief, depression, and other emotional pressures
- Improving your interpersonal communications and listening skills
- Changing old addiction behavior patterns and developing new ones
- Discovering new ways to solve problems in your life.
- Improving your life, while simultaneously improving your self-esteem and self-confidence
Everyone goes through challenging situations in life, and while you may have successfully navigated through other difficulties you've faced, there's nothing wrong with seeking out extra support when you need it. In fact, therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and that is something to be admired. You are taking responsibility by accepting where you're at in life and making a commitment to change the situation by seeking therapy. Therapy provides long-lasting benefits and support, giving you the tools you need to avoid triggers, re-direct damaging patterns, and overcome whatever challenges you face.
People have many different motivations for coming to psychotherapy. Some may be going through a major life transition (unemployment, divorce, new job, etc.), or are not handling stressful circumstances well. Some people need assistance managing a range of other issues such as low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, addictions, relationship problems, spiritual conflicts and creative blocks. Therapy can help provide some much needed encouragement and help with skills to get them through these periods. Others may be at a point where they are ready to learn more about themselves or want to be more effective with their goals in life. In short, people seeking psychotherapy are ready to meet the challenges in their lives and ready to make changes in their lives.
Because each person has different issues and goals for therapy, therapy will be different depending on the individual. In general, you can expect to discuss the current events happening in your life, your personal history relevant to your issue, and report progress (or any new insights gained) from the previous therapy session. Depending on your specific needs, therapy can be short-term, for a specific issue, or longer-term, to deal with more difficult patterns or your desire for more personal development. Either way, it is most common to schedule regular sessions with your therapist (usually weekly).
It is important to understand that you will get more results from therapy if you actively participate in the process. The ultimate purpose of therapy is to help you bring what you learn in session back into your life. Therefore, beyond the work you do in therapy sessions, your therapist may suggest some things you can do outside of therapy to support your process - such as reading a pertinent book, journaling on specific topics, noting particular behaviors or taking action on your goals. People seeking psychotherapy are ready to make positive changes in their lives, are open to new perspectives and take responsibility for their lives.
It is well established that the a drug replacement solution to opiate additions cannot be solved solely by medication. Instead of just treating the symptom, addiction counseling and therapy addresses the cause of our patient's distress and the behavior patterns that can keep a person stuck in addiction. You can best achieve sustainable sober living and a greater sense of well-being with an integrative approach to wellness that includes a full treatment plan with an Addiction Counselor.
To determine if you have mental health coverage through your insurance carrier, the first thing you should do is call them. Check your coverage carefully and make sure you understand their answers. Some helpful questions you can ask them:
- What are my mental health benefits?
- What is the coverage amount per therapy session?
- How many therapy sessions does my plan cover?
- How much does my insurance pay for an out-of-network provider?
- Is approval required from my primary care physician?
Confidentiality is one of the most important components between a client and our couselors. Successful therapy requires a high degree of trust with highly sensitive subject matter that is usually not discussed anywhere but in our counseling office. We provide a written copy of your confidential disclosure agreement, and you can expect that what you discuss in session will not be shared with anyone. This is called “Informed Consent”. If in the event, You may want us to share information or give an update to someone on your healthcare team (your Physician, Naturopath, Attorney, etc.) we will do, but by law your team of counselors will not release this information without obtaining your written permission.
The only state law and professional ethics exception that require our counselors or therapists to disclose would be the following situations:
* Suspected past or present abuse or neglect of children, adults, and elders to the authorities, including Child Protection and law enforcement, based on information provided by the client or collateral sources.
* If the counselor, or therapist has reason to suspect the client is seriously in danger of harming him/herself or is a threat to harm another person.